The moment a lot of PC gamers/enthusiasts have been waiting for is almost upon us. From the looks of it, NVIDIA is gearing up for the upcoming release of its Ampere GPUs. And, according to some recent registered trademarks, these Ampere GPUs will indeed have the “3080” numbers/naming scheme.
Now what’s really interesting here is that NVIDIA has also trademarked “4080” & “5080” with the European Union Intellectual Property Office. This could mean that the Hopper GPUs, which may come out in 2022 at 5nm, will be GTX 4080 or RTX 4080. As for the “5080” GPUs? Well, these graphics cards won’t be coming out anytime soon.
NVIDIA has also trademarked some other words like NVIDIA Omniverse, Frames Win Games, NVIDIA CloudXR, NVIDIA Aerial and Kaolin. According to their descriptions, most of them are gaming-related. Thus, we may be looking at some new features that the green team will introduce in the next couple of years.
Before closing, we should note that the 3080, 4080 and 5080 trademarks were filled on May 1st, 2019, and were registered on November 27th, 2019. On the other hand, NVIDIA filled the trademark for Aerial on May 25th, 2020. The most recent filling is the one for NVIDIA EGX (July 1st, 2020).
As we’ve reported, NVIDIA’s Ampere GPUs may be using Samsung’s 8nm process node. Additionally, an image surfaced earlier this month, giving us the first look at a potential ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 Ti ROG STRIX GPU.
Lastly, and from what we know so far, NVIDIA may officially reveal the new Ampere GPUs in September 2020. The green team may reveal these GPUs at either Gamescom 2020 or Computex 2020. If I had to guess, I’d say that the Computex 2020 rumor sounds more plausible.
Stay tuned for more!